Breaking the Mold: Making the Transition to Homeschooling
Vol. 117, Prg. 31–35 October 14–18, 2013
Are you getting ready to transition to homeschooling? Sometimes it can seem like there are a lot of hoops to jump through along the way! Join Mike Smith and his guests as they discuss how you can do make the change smoothly and successfully on this week’s Home School Heartbeat.
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Are you thinking about homeschooling? If so, you’ll want to be sure that you check out HSLDA’s @home e-vent, “Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool.” In this informative and encouraging talk, homeschool father Davis Carman addresses common concerns such as socialization, dispels homeschooling myths, and offers encouragement! Follow the link below to learn more or to register.
Listen to the complete program with Mike Smith, Peter LaRock, and Diane Kummer.
Diane and her husband Tom homeschooled their two children from kindergarten through 12th grade using a variety of teaching options. The Kummers' daughter completed her master’s degree in government and their son earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications/public relations. After her children graduated from high school, Diane helped to develop HSLDA's Homeschooling Thru High School program and website. As an HSLDA High School Consultant, Diane regularly speaks throughout the country at homeschool conferences and one-day high school symposiums where she shares from her experiences and her imperfect (but real) homeschooling days! Diane enjoys writing articles (such as regular columns for the Homeschool Enrichment magazine), brochures on high school topics, and a monthly high school newsletter filled with helpful tips. She reviews new resources and provides personal consultation to HSLDA members by giving advice on high school planning, suggesting curriculum options, lending a listening ear, and reassuring parents they are on the right track as they head into the high school years. “The joy and grace of the Lord are available—and He has provided many avenues of care and help along the way,” she says. During her homeschooling years, Diane coordinated events, activities, and support meetings for her church's 190-plus homeschooling families while developing a program that provided evaluation of credits, diplomas, and transcripts for high school families. Along with songwriters, singers, and actresses from her church, Diane was involved in two videos created by the FunnyMoms to encourage and uplift homeschooling mothers. Her love for math is evident as she continues to teach high school-level math classes for homeschooled students.
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